Jack Phaneuf in the SSDP Gallery

Jack Phaneuf in the SSDP Gallery

 

As a painter, color has always been my first love. Not digital, electronic color but pigment color: the 12 colors in the color wheel-mixing the stuff on a palette or directly on a canvas. So, when I came up with the hexagonaloctagon design, I immediately thought of the color wheel series: 12 octagon shaped canvases, one for each color in the color wheel.

My favorite part of this series is how the small open space in the middle of each hexagonal design is its opposite color. For example, inside the orange canvas you see the blue canvas's color and vice versa. When viewed all 12 together, they visually communicate with each other; yes! Opposites attract each other.

I also like the way the canvases can be hung: 8 corners, 8 sides, etc.. Think of the permutations! Amazing!! Finally, I made the stretchers, used cotton duck canvas, and Utrecht acrylic paint to create this series. Be enjoyed! Please leave a comment and take a card.

Jack Phaneuf